Question about in-state tuition?

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dhg5004
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Question about in-state tuition?

Postby dhg5004 » Wed May 05, 2010 10:59 am

So I'm thinking about going to Rutgers Newark...and the in-state tuition would be nice.

Here is my issue- I was born and raised in PA...about 15 mins from NJ...northeast of phila...bucks county to be exact. My parents own a beach house in OC NJ and we've had it for 10 years or so. My question is could I say this is my residence in order to get in-state tuition?

I realize it's a 'sneaky' move and some people may frown upon my effort in wiggling myself into the in-state tuition paying students. But is it such a horrible thing? I'd save thousandssss of dollars. On the application itself I said I was a PA resident...but I am wondering if I could dispute this? My parents pay the mortgage on the house...the state/property taxes etc.

Does anyone know how this situation could work out in my favor?

Thanks for anyone who has any ideas they'd like to throw at me.

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Re: Question about in-state tuition?

Postby JOThompson » Wed May 05, 2010 11:07 am

dhg5004 wrote:So I'm thinking about going to Rutgers Newark...and the in-state tuition would be nice.

Here is my issue- I was born and raised in PA...about 15 mins from NJ...northeast of phila...bucks county to be exact. My parents own a beach house in OC NJ and we've had it for 10 years or so. My question is could I say this is my residence in order to get in-state tuition?

I realize it's a 'sneaky' move and some people may frown upon my effort in wiggling myself into the in-state tuition paying students. But is it such a horrible thing? I'd save thousandssss of dollars. On the application itself I said I was a PA resident...but I am wondering if I could dispute this? My parents pay the mortgage on the house...the state/property taxes etc.

Does anyone know how this situation could work out in my favor?

Thanks for anyone who has any ideas they'd like to throw at me.

About a year ago, I read that Rutgers Newark offers instate tuition if you provide proof of a twelve month lease in NJ. If that's still true, then you might avoid this skulking around and any C&F consequences...

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Re: Question about in-state tuition?

Postby TTH » Wed May 05, 2010 2:04 pm

JOThompson wrote:
dhg5004 wrote:So I'm thinking about going to Rutgers Newark...and the in-state tuition would be nice.

Here is my issue- I was born and raised in PA...about 15 mins from NJ...northeast of phila...bucks county to be exact. My parents own a beach house in OC NJ and we've had it for 10 years or so. My question is could I say this is my residence in order to get in-state tuition?

I realize it's a 'sneaky' move and some people may frown upon my effort in wiggling myself into the in-state tuition paying students. But is it such a horrible thing? I'd save thousandssss of dollars. On the application itself I said I was a PA resident...but I am wondering if I could dispute this? My parents pay the mortgage on the house...the state/property taxes etc.

Does anyone know how this situation could work out in my favor?

Thanks for anyone who has any ideas they'd like to throw at me.

About a year ago, I read that Rutgers Newark offers instate tuition if you provide proof of a twelve month lease in NJ. If that's still true, then you might avoid this skulking around and any C&F consequences...


This. There's no need to lie to get in-state at Rutgers.

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Re: Question about in-state tuition?

Postby renee15 » Thu May 06, 2010 1:57 pm

dhg5004 wrote:So I'm thinking about going to Rutgers Newark...and the in-state tuition would be nice.

Here is my issue- I was born and raised in PA...about 15 mins from NJ...northeast of phila...bucks county to be exact. My parents own a beach house in OC NJ and we've had it for 10 years or so. My question is could I say this is my residence in order to get in-state tuition?

I realize it's a 'sneaky' move and some people may frown upon my effort in wiggling myself into the in-state tuition paying students. But is it such a horrible thing? I'd save thousandssss of dollars. On the application itself I said I was a PA resident...but I am wondering if I could dispute this? My parents pay the mortgage on the house...the state/property taxes etc.

Does anyone know how this situation could work out in my favor?

Thanks for anyone who has any ideas they'd like to throw at me.



Yeah you are good. You will be fine. I live in MA and am planning on getting in-state by signing a 12 month lease. No big deal!

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Re: Question about in-state tuition?

Postby dhg5004 » Wed May 19, 2010 12:53 pm

renee15 wrote:
dhg5004 wrote:So I'm thinking about going to Rutgers Newark...and the in-state tuition would be nice.

Here is my issue- I was born and raised in PA...about 15 mins from NJ...northeast of phila...bucks county to be exact. My parents own a beach house in OC NJ and we've had it for 10 years or so. My question is could I say this is my residence in order to get in-state tuition?

I realize it's a 'sneaky' move and some people may frown upon my effort in wiggling myself into the in-state tuition paying students. But is it such a horrible thing? I'd save thousandssss of dollars. On the application itself I said I was a PA resident...but I am wondering if I could dispute this? My parents pay the mortgage on the house...the state/property taxes etc.

Does anyone know how this situation could work out in my favor?

Thanks for anyone who has any ideas they'd like to throw at me.



Yeah you are good. You will be fine. I live in MA and am planning on getting in-state by signing a 12 month lease. No big deal!


oh okay. great thanks guys.




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